1 Maccabees 1:9

And after he was dead they all assumed the diadem, and their sons after them [did likewise; and this continued for] many years. And these wrought much evil on the earth.

The Cause of the Maccabaean Revolt. 1:10–64.

1:10–15. Antiochus Epiphanes and the Hellenistic party in Judæa.

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